Senior midfielder Christina Callahan stole the show on Saturday when the second-ranked Newton North girls’ soccer team captain scored three goals in the first half and one in the second as the Tigers (11-0-1) cruised to a 5-0 victory over host No. 3 Beverly (9-3-2).
Also scoring for Newton North was senior forward Shannon Fitzgerald. She scored the fourth goal of the game, her 22d of the season, in the second half. Beverly senior Caitlin Harty, who led the state in scoring last year, was shut down by the Tigers’ defense.
“It started out as an open game, but it just didn’t go their way,” said Newton North coach James Hamblin. “[Christina] played the game of her life.”
The loss is Beverly’s second in as many games. The Panthers also fell to Marblehead, 1-0, on Wednesday. Newton North has a firm hold on first place in the Bay State Conference.
The only blemish for the Tigers so far is a 1-1 tie with Needham earlier this month. “We’ve definitely been challenged,” said Hamblin. “The girls have worked hard for their wins this year.”
Cardinal Spellman 2, Westfield 0— Sophomore Emily Roan scored both goals for the Cardinals (10-1).
Belmont 1, Medford 0 — Junior Sophia Eschenbach-Smith scored for the Marauders (4-5-3).
Milton Academy 2, BB&N 1 — Senior Anna Lachenauer scored one goal and an assisted on a goal by senior Eliza Ticknor for the Mustangs (6-2-1).
Duxbury 1, Whitman-Hanson 0 — Senior captain Meghan Zaverucha scored 20 minutes into the second half for the Dragons (9-1-3).
BC High 4, Arlington 2 — The Eagles (11-1-1) were led by Jordan Samuels with two goals and a goal each from Emmett O'Callaghan and Pat Juffre.
New Bedford 3, Agawam 0 — Senior Klisman Sousa had a goal and an assist for Whalers (11-0-2).
Bedford 2, Tewksbury 0 — Junior Tim Goodhue and senior Mike Dushman led the Buccaneers (9-2-2).
Duxbury 5, Whitman-Hanson 1 — The Green Dragons were led by junior Matt Sharpe with two goals and one assist and senior Noah Schwanke scored a goal for the third game in a row.
Hingham 9, Middleborough 1 — Bennett Lemanski and Gray Kinsella recorded their first varsity goals for the Harbormen (10-2-1).
Roxbury Latin 3, St. Paul’s 1 — Senior captain Ryan Sewall scored the winning goal for the Foxes (3-4).
Hingham 4, Pembroke 2 — The Harbormen (9-4-1) qualified for the tournament behind goals by Catherine Linehan, Tori Messina, and Katie Sullivan.
Nobles 3, Thayer 0 — The visiting Tigers (3-5-1) held the game scoreless behind senior Julianne Landry (25 saves) until the last eight minutes when Nobles (6-1) powered through.
Duxbury 9, Marshfield 0 — Senior captain Ally Hammel scored a hat trick for the Green Dragons (12-0-1).
Apponequet 4, Durfee 0 — The No. 4 Lakers improved to 14-0 behind two goals from senior Cara Storms.